The word “holocaust” was used to describe the sacrificial burnt offerings performed on the altar. However, since World War II, the word has transformed into a new meaning: the genocide of 6 million European Jews by the Nazi party.
Wiviott, Meg. (2015). Paper Hearts. New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books. Based on a true story, this book is written in verse and tells of some young women who were made to work at a munitions factory in Auschwitz during WWII, especially about two of the girls, Zlatka and Fania, who become friends. With the help of other young women working in the camp factory, Zlatka makes a paper heart card for Fania's birthday, and this heart becomes a symbol of hope for all of them.